Oscar De La Hoya Receives Boxing Federal ID In California
Oscar De La Hoya has been granted a boxing federal ID in California.
De La Hoya hasn’t been shy in expressing his interest in making a return to boxing. He’s even been looking to contact Mike Tyson for advice on how to get physically and mentally prepared after being away from action for so long. Tyson returned back in November 2020 for an exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.
“The Golden Boy” may not have a guaranteed boxing license with his federal ID but it does put him in a better spot to make a comeback. The question is, will athletic commissions approve De La Hoya’s return if he’s fighting elite competition in pro bouts at the age of 48 and being inactive since late 2008?
Back in October, De La Hoya told fans during a live stream on Instagram that he isn’t interested in doing exhibition bouts. He wants to take on the cream of the crop.
“I really am considering making a comeback. I have been training. I seriously feel incredible. I feel amazing. With me, I always fought the very best, and why not? If I make the comeback in the first quarter of next year, by the way, I have slimmed down 20 pounds, it’s going to be against the very best, like always.
“None of this ducking fighters like the way fighters duck everyone today. They make it impossible because they price themselves out. It’s a huge problem … George Foreman did it, and I think I can do it as well … I feel like a million, million bucks. It’s crazy.”